President-elect Donald Trump sent out a video message to the country Monday evening promising to uphold some of the key promises of his campaign once he gets into office. In his video address to Americans he outlined just how he was going to make big changes, things that he can do one day one in the White House.
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Trump released the video message via YouTube, where he outlined six policy promises that he could accomplish by executive order on day one of his presidency.
These key points showed that Trump was serious when he said he was going to make America great again.
On the video, Trump promised to pull the United States out of the controversial Tran-Pacific-Partnership, a multilateral trade cooperation that Trump had before argued would cost the United States untold jobs.
“I am going to issue our notice of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential disaster for our country,” he stated. “Instead, we will negotiate fair bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores.”
Trump also showed just how he was going to attack the policies of the past, saying, “I will formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old regulations must be eliminated. So important.”
Keeping with his theme and promise to bring jobs back to America, Trump commented on the energy issue, saying, “I will cancel job-killing restrictions on the production of American energy, including shale energy and clean coal … creating many millions of high-paying jobs.”
The New York Times commented on the video, arguing that it seemed Donald Trump’s video promise to Make America Great Again was “aimed less at the supporters who chanted that slogan at rallies and more at the Americans who remain skeptical about it.”
It seemed to have worked, as Trump’s video address had already been seen by over 2 million viewers as of Tuesday evening — which is important, because it proves Trump’s preference for going straight to the people actually works.
Variety mentioned that this was one of the “few appearances he has made in the two weeks since he defeated Hillary Clinton for the U.S. presidency,” another having been a sit down with Lesley Stahl on “60 minutes.”
Trump also used this video message to reassure the American people that his transition team was “working very smoothly, efficiently and effectively,” and that they were “truly great and talented men and women, patriots indeed … And many will soon be part of our government, helping us to make America great again.”
Trump was serious about ending Obama’s legacy, and these are just the things he can do by executive action. Just wait until he gets Congress on his side.